Christmas puts us all in a giving spirit, even professional basketball players preparing to play an important game with playoff implications. Here’s Carmelo Anthony, helping provide an emotional moment before the Knicks’ game by gifting a car through his Garden of Dreams foundation.
Emotional moment when Melo gives car - w/ Garden of Dreams Foundation-Kia + his foundation - 2 Jarell Lara, 17, who has rare form of cancer pic.twitter.com/Zr5zXkScmN— Ohm Youngmisuk (@NotoriousOHM) December 25, 2016
Anthony gave the car to Jarell Lara, a 17-year-old who just finished 18 months of chemo with a rare form of cancer called Langerhans Cell Histiocytosis. Lara’s in the video wearing a fantastic ‘Jarell’ jersey. This is such a great moment for Jarell and his family, and an even better way to kick off basketball today on Christmas.
"This is bigger than sports,” Carmelo told ESPN. “Making a family happy, making a dream come true, giving them a day of happiness."
Oh, and the Christmas music playing in the background? This is almost too much to handle. I’m gonna need a minute here.
Merry Christmas everyone!